Disco Biscuits Live at Wetlands Preserve on 1997-01-30
Morph Dusseldorf > Aceetobee > Nughuffer > Mr. Don > Shem-Rah Boo > Down To The Bottom > Nughuffer* > Aceetobee > Morph Dusseldorf > Pygmy Twylyte > 1/30/97 Jam** > Basis for a Day > Trooper McCue > Soul Sacrifice, Basis For A Day > Barfly, My Lady Survives > Devil's Waltz > Basis For A Day, Morph Dusseldorf > Aceetobee, Bernstein and Chasnoff, Stone
Collection DiscoBiscuitsBand/Artist Disco BiscuitsVenue Wetlands PreserveLocation New York City, NYSource AKG 391 Bluelines > ? > Sony D8 > Sony D3 analog deck(patched)Lineage Analog master > Soundcraft M8 digital mixer(used as preamp - A/D converter) > Monster digi-coax cable > Audiophile 2496 > Wavelab 4.0 > CDWAV > MKW > SHNTaped by ???Transferred by Rich Steele
* - Tape Flip
** - First Time Played
December 31, 2013
1997 was their year
May 25, 1996, a graduation party at "Nate's Farm," marked the last show the Biscuits played any Phish (excluding Peaches). For the remainder of the year they continued to hone their playing, and their original songs. By 1997, they were ready to make it big. The sheer creativity of the setlist is enough to merit a 5-star for this era: the palindromic morph-ac2b-nug, the second ever Shem-Rah Boo (and the first ever Shem-DttB, a future staple of the 97-99 era), and, to my knowledge, the first ever modern complete Basis ending. Listening to versions of Basis from 95-96, the song was a whole lot less epic before they worked out this ending.
This show also marks the first tripartite division of Basis, which had only been divided at all once, in 1995. Do not discount the Basis -> Barfly segment; Marc's beatboxing and funky bass lines make this segment golden. The MLS -> Waltz -> reimagined Basis ending is as noodly as it gets, in the best way possible. And the B&C encore is definitely worth checking out for the earliest use of Magner's blaring sirens.
Five deserved stars, for playing, setlist and recording. If you're a Biscuits fan and you don't have this tape, get it now.
April 24, 2008
For one of their first shows they are still amazing. Thier sound is definitely different from their new stuff but equally as talented. Just one of those groups where everything they throw at you is good.
Look at the setlist... its a segmented masterpiece, like how they start with Aceetobee-->Nughuffer then back again Nughuffer-->Aceetobee
Sound quality is good, no reason not to grab this one seeing as they were on the whole show and had exceptional jams.
October 2, 2005
the biscuits knew this was their shot, so once they got the wetlands, they brought it. thats all there is to be said.